It’s my favorite quote, and is taken from Daniel Burnham’s famous “quote.” More on that later, as we’ll be building much of our course goals around this theme. I would, however, like to share an example of that.
A friend of mine is Edward Mooney. We’re the same age, and he teaches “Year 11’s” in England (the equivalent of high schoolers). He’s spending his summer riding 1500 miles from the south east coast of England (Wymondham) to Prauge (Czech Republic) to raise money for a cause he’s passionate about, a school in Rwanda. You can visit his website for more information, and can even donate, if you’d like. Edward has spent his summer journeying around Europe, riding a lot of miles in hopes that people will be moved to give to a school they’ve never heard of, and will likely never visit. Why? We’ll talk about that in class. We’ll also explore the effectiveness of such a trip, the practicality of doing it, and what else people can do for good.
But the idea is this: Edward is spending his summer riding 1500 miles. On a bike. Lots of hills. Saddle Sore. And in a wet, stinky tent. What did you spend yours doing? Was any of it for anyone (or thing) other than yourself?